10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,341 miles

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problem #28

Dec 072021

1500

  • miles
ABs brake system malfunction lights stays on cruise control not working some days the break lights don't come on the cruise control starts back working

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #27

Dec 072021

1500

  • miles
ABs brake system malfunction lights stays on cruise control not working some days the break lights don't come on the cruise control starts back working

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #26

Mar 192017

1500

  • miles
There is a spring in the steering colum that allows the air bags, volume control, cruise control, heated steering wheel, and anything else located on the steering wheel to work. It broke not covered under warranty should be a recall safety issue.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #25

Mar 132019

1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted out of park and crashed into another vehicle without warning. The vehicle was not parked on an incline. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was damaged, but still driveable. The contact called fresno Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at 866-275-2896 (located at 6162 N blackstone ave, fresno, ca 93710) and was informed that there was no recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and sent an inspector to investigate the failure. The contact was not provided a report of the investigation. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. 'parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).'

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #24

Apr 042019

1500

  • 72,000 miles
Engine check, traction control, anti-skid lights comes on with a message throttle control requires service. The engine losses all power or stalls making vehicle difficult to control, stop and get out of traffic. I have replaced the throttle control while the check engine light was on, it did not correct the problem. After the truck sits for a day or two all problems clear. 4-23-2019 is my third incident in 4 months.

- Troutman, NC, USA

problem #23

Apr 042019

1500

  • 69,895 miles
As I was driving to work this morning I had my cruse control set at 65mph. I reached the normal point in which I turn the cruse control off every morning due to an approaching intersection and the cruse control buttons on the steering wheel would not function. I hit the brake peddle and the cruse still would not shut off. I was able to get out of the turn lane and proceed through the intersection, which was luckily green, and shifted the vehicle into neutral and shut if off. Upon starting the vehicle back up the cruse control buttons will not function. I tried again this afternoon and they are working just fine. Ever since the wire harness was replaced a few years ago there have been issues with the volume controls for the radio but this is the first time I have had any issue with the cruse control. What if this would have happened at a busy intersection with a red light?

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

problem #22

Sep 012018

1500

  • miles
Cruse control stop working also driver door master switch stop working except the 2 back windows

- Rio Rico, AZ, USA

problem #21

Oct 012018

1500

  • miles
Keyfob does not work properly. It opens the truck on its own and keeps trying to open all time when keyfob is near.

- Rio Rico, AZ, USA

problem #20

Jan 102019

1500

  • 30,631 miles
I pulled into the driveway behind 2 parked cars. I stopped and put my truck in park and when I took my foot off the brake the truck revved up and went forward, I stepped on the brake to stop the truck, but the brakes failed to stop the truck from running into the 2 cars. As I kept pressing the brake the truck's engine was revving and the tires were burning rubber, I kept pressing the brake and the truck would not stop it was out of control. The truck rammed into both cars pushing one of them into the side of the neighbor's yard. All this happened while the truck was in park. I pulled back to reverse so I could get off the car and when I took my foot off the brake the truck continued revving this time going in reverse, again I kept pressing the brake, but the truck would not stop it was out of control. It went in a half circle going into the neighbor's front yard knocking down a 6 inch wall, some bushes and running into a tree. The truck stopped and turned off by itself after hitting the wall, the bushes and the tree. This incident caused a lot of damage and totaling one of the cars. I don't know what caused the truck to go forward while in park, the brakes not to work and the engine revving up. I believe the parts affected are the brakes, the power train and speed control.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #19

Oct 102018

1500

  • 52,000 miles
I took my truck in 3-4 weeks ago because of an alarming issue of the truck surging forward at higher and higher speeds after acceleration. It would not stop even after braking. I had to shut off the truck. They said there was a speed control related recall and replaced some module. Both happened going 50+ mph on a crowed highway. It happened again twice yesterday during accelertion. Very scary and unsafe. I'm afraid to use my vehicle. Barely avoided accidents each time.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #18

Aug 212018

1500 8-cyl

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ram 1500. While driving 57 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck and would not release. The contact applied both feet in an attempt to depress the brake pedal and stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle would not stop accelerating and there was a complete loss of brake functionality. The contact managed to pull off the road and placed the vehicle in the park position. The contact smelled a burning odor and noticed smoke rising from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to bill marsh Chrysler Dodge and Jeep (408 West miles road, kalkaska, Michigan 49646, 231-258-9192) to be diagnosed, but there were no warning indicators illuminated or diagnostic trouble codes present. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 137,000. Updated 10/9/18

- Southeast Kalkaska, MI, USA

problem #17

Jul 272018

1500

  • 120,400 miles
Controls (cruise, gear up/down) on steering wheel non-operable. Dealer diagnostics say clockspring (pn 68110740ae) is bad.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #16

Aug 172017

1500

  • 60,484 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ram 1500. While driving 40 mph, the accelerator pedal was applied and traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle accelerated to 85 mph without warning. The contact called wallace Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (located at 2755 SE federal hwy stuart, fl 34994) and scheduled a service appointment. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case number: 32212838. The failure mileage was 60,484.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #15

Sep 012016

1500 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2013 Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sudden acceleration. See also ODI 10809633. The consumer stated the vehicle suddenly accelerated upon putting the vehicle in drive. The vehicle ended up in boulders that were near the consumer's home. Updated 07/18/2017

- Rockport, MA, USA

problem #14

Mar 182015

1500

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ram 1500. The contact stated that the cruise control became inoperable. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the switch and wiring harness failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #13

Jan 012015

1500

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ram 1500. While driving at low speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate without warning. Once the vehicle reached a certain speed, the vehicle jerked forward and accelerated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V459000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ace, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 082015

1500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000. Updated 02/04/16 see also ODI 10806974. Updated 5/9/18

- Rock Port, MA, USA

problem #11

Mar 262015

1500 8-cyl

  • 24,791 miles
I was driving my 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 and as I was coming to a stop. When I began to cost out onto the road I hit the accelerator the was a huge engine rev but no power as I looked to the shifter on the dash the D was flashing orange had to put my foot on brake shift to N and then wait for a few seconds to shift back into D and pull away. Had another vehicle been coming I would have been in bad shape. This is at least the 4th or 5th time it has happened and have been to dealer and they say never had any other complaints.

- Glenshaw, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 012014

1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 12,212 miles
While driving my trucks dash will go blank, the vehicle shuts off and then resets. The last time this occurred, when the vehicle reset the throttle came back on wide open and almost caused a loss of control. I reacted by manually shutting down the vehicle and coming to a rest on the shoulder of the road. Once I restarted the vehicle all was ok. I was only a mile form the Dodge dealer and returned it to them for a diagnosis. Again, nothing found. This has happened several times (dash resetting while driving approximately 10 times in the last 2 months) but only once has it came back on full throttle. I have been to the dealership three times for the dash resetting just to have them tell me they cannot duplicate the incident. This is a valid safety issue and needs to be addressed. After reviewing the Dodge Ram forums, I notice several people with the same issue.

- Adolphus, KY, USA

problem #9

Jun 042014

1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The issues have been with the truck's cruise control. Initially it would shut off when the '+' button was pressed 2X rapidly or would not operate at all. It would resume functioning when I would pull over and restart the truck. The issues however has escalated to a serious safety issues. On the morning of 7/28/2014, the cruise control would not shut off or disarm. I could cancel and/or press the brake pedal to slow down, but the system would not disarm or turn off. A visit to the dealer verified the issue and a 2014 model was taken for a test drive and it did not replicate same issue. Having the cruise control unexpectedly disengage or have it not disarm is a serious traffic and safety hazard. The exact same behavior is documented in this youtube video and is not an unknown occurrence to the manufacturer. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=afc4Y2grqzo.

- Rensselaer, NY, USA

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